Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and SSH Keys – Jump!

Jump! In our Trivadis Oracle Cloud Infrastructure training environments, we never use direct access to an application or database server by a public IP address. For this case, we use an Oracle Linux based bastion host which acts as a jump host. For security reasons, I never put any SSH keys on a bastion host to connect from there to the target instances. If your bastion host is compromitted, your SSH keys are lost! In one of the last trainings,…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 – Time to Upgrade – First Experiences

The roll-out of the newest Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 Release 4 is a few days old, about time to try out the upgrade process in my ESXi lab environment. First: This blog post about the OEM upgrade process is based on my own experience. Software https://www.oracle.com/enterprise-manager/downloads/cloud-control-downloads.html Documents https://docs.oracle.com/en/enterprise-manager/cloud-control/enterprise-manager-cloud-control/13.4/emupg/index.html The Environment Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.3 running on Oracle Linux 7.6 – OEM Patchlevel January 2020 – Non-HA Oracle Enterprise Edition Repository 19.6.0 Single Tenant Database  Oracle Restart / ASM 19.6.0 Additional…

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MV2ADB – One-Click Move of your Data into OCI Autonomous Databases – Auto Operation

In the previous blog post MV2ADB – One-Click Move of your Data into OCI Autonomous Databases – Step by Step I wrote about the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tool to transfer local data into Autonomous Databases step by step. There you see how to install and configure mv2adb and how to transfer your data to ADB step by step. The auto operation parameter is now “all in one”, one parameter and all required steps like export, transfer etc. are done…

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OCI Database Backup Service Configuration – Avoid 401 Unauthorized Error

While I a preparing new exercises for an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure training, I ran into an issue while configuring the Oracle Database Backup Service for the Object Storage. The OCI backup module installer returns an error 401. My Environment Oracle Linux 7 Virtual Box Machine Oracle 19c RDBMS Backup Service Module Installation Error The installation was done according the documenation https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/db-backup-cloud/csdbb/oracle-database-cloud-backup-module-oci.html oracle@ocivm01:~/ [ONPREM] java -jar oci_install.jar -host https://objectstorage.eu-frankfurt-1.oraclecloud.com -pvtKeyFile /home/oracle/.ssh/oci_api_backup_key.pem -pubFingerPrint 1c:79:c5:d5:e4:3a:6e:f5:07:xx:xx:xx -uOCID ocid1.user.oc1..aaaaaaaanqt5qrcbwwseeud7cjfxqcip123456789abcdefghi -tOCID ocid1.tenancy.oc1..aaaaaaaac3gjl7xgpxu3wmmqh2ha123456789abcdefghi -walletDir $ORACLE_BASE/opc_wallet -libDir $ORACLE_HOME/lib…

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Monitor your Oracle Cloud Free Tier with Grafana on Oracle Linux 8

In a previous blog post I wrote about monitoring Oracle Cloud Infrastructure components by Grafana. In the meantime, we got the Oracle Cloud Free Tier. Here is an updated version. This blog post shows you how to install and configure the Grafana plugin based on the Oracle blog entry https://blogs.oracle.com/cloudnative/data-source-grafana on an Oracle Enterprise Linux 8 server. Steps to monitor the Oracle Cloud Free Tier by the OCI Grafana Plugin Install and configure the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure CLI – by download…

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